Daytona II: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Team Return of the Champion: Jamie McMurray returns to Daytona where he landed his biggest career win in the season opening Daytona 500. This weekend will mark McMurray's 16th Sprint Cup ...

Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Team

Return of the Champion: Jamie McMurray returns to Daytona where he landed his biggest career win in the season opening Daytona 500. This weekend will mark McMurray's 16th Sprint Cup Series start at the famed 2.5 mile tri-oval. His best starting position came in 2006 when he started sixth. On top of this year's Daytona 500 victory, McMurray won the 2007 edition of the July race at Daytona, racing Kyle Busch to the line. This finish remains the second-closest finish in NASCAR. McMurray's current superspeedway results mark two victories and a second-place finish in the last three restrictor plate starts beginning with the Fall 2009 event at Talladega.

Loudon Review: Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 Suave Team traveled to New England and New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past weekend looking to build on the top-15 finish from Sonoma, one that moved them up two places to 16th in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) point's standings. McMurray and team would struggle to find the needed speed to make their way through the field once the green flag dropped, but would continue to battle throughout the 301 laps on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The team would get the most out of their car, bringing home an 18th-place finish.

McMurray Racing for History: This weekend 2010 Daytona 500 Champion, Jamie McMurray, will try to become only the fifth driver in Daytona International Speedway history to sweep both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events in the same year. Only Fireball Roberts, Cale Yarborough, Lee Roy Yarbrough and Bobby Allison have been able to complete the sweep of the Daytona 500 and the mid-summer classic in the same year.

Laying Down History: On Friday, July 2 at 1:00pm ET, 2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray will return to the Daytona 500 Experience, located outside of turn 4 at Daytona International Speedway to lay the concrete slab featuring impressions of his feet, hands, and signature. The impressions, completed in Victory Lane immediately following the Daytona 500, will join those of every other Daytona 500 Champion on the walk of fame outside of the experience. McMurray will also complete a fan Q&A at the site.

In the Points: After a 18th place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, McMurray and the No. 1 team fell one position to 17th in the driver standings. However, McMurray gained 21 points towards the coveted 12th-position. The No. 1 Chevrolet now sits just 121 points back from becoming a member of the top-12.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1002. Chassis #1002 will make its debut this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The chassis served as the backup at the Daytona 500 in February.

-source: egr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Bobby Allison , Cale Yarborough , Kyle Busch